The kickstand also got a revamp, and Surface Pro 2 has ports for three USB 2.0, one USB 3.0, a mini DisplayPort, ethernet, audio in and out, and charging. Microsoft calls the Surface Pro 2 a "full-power PC."
The original Surface Pro was notable to game fans because it expanded on the $500 Surface RT, adding a full version of Windows 8 and beefed-up guts capable of running most games in the Windows Store.
Surface Pro 2 launches on October 22 and pre-orders go live tomorrow, September 24, at 8AM EST. The base model, 64GB hard drive and 4GB RAM, starts at $900. Price will climb with suped-up models, up to a 512GB hard drive and 8GB RAM.
- Key specs
- Type Tablet
- Form factor Slate
- Screen size 10.6 inches
- Processor speed 1.6 GHz
- System RAM 4 GB
- Dimensions 10.81 x 6.81 x 0.53 in
- Weight 2 lb
- Released 2013-10-22